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How much does 'n off-grid solar system cost?

Well, an investment in solar energy is not only an investment in your property, it is an investment in the environment. It is an investment in your children’s future and the beauty of this is that you actually save money by going green.

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Frequently asked questions

How many batteries do I need for solar power?

To determine the number of batteries you need for your solar power system, you will need to calculate the amount of energy your household consumes daily, as well as the amount of energy your solar panels generate. Once you have this information, you can then determine the capacity of the battery bank you need. This is typically measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). To calculate the size of the battery bank you need, you can use the following formula:

Battery bank capacity (kWh) = Daily energy consumption (kWh) x Number of backup days

Simply request a quote today, and we'll provide you with a customized solution that includes a detailed analysis of your energy consumption, solar panel system size, and backup power requirements. With our help, you can be confident that your solar power system will be optimized for maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Contact us now to get started.

How many solar panels do I need for a 5kW system in South Africa?

To make up a 5kW solar system, you need ±12 solar panels, assuming you use 415W panels – that will actually give you 4.98kW. Each panel will be about 1.8 metres x 1.1 metre, so you'll need at least 23.7m² of roof space.

How do you migrate from grid to solar?

To convert your current system to solar completely can be very expensive and depending on your specific situation, will not always be cost effective. The storing of energy for the hours when the sun is not shining is the main challenge. A modular approach starting with solar water heating and a small inverter/ battery system to overcome load shedding is a much more reasonable approach.

Can I use the power grid as a storing device?

Can I use the power grid as a storing device to feed electricity back into the grid during times when my solar system generates more than my consumption?

It is technically possible with the older types of electricity meters that work with an internal wheel, that can be reversed, but it is not legal everywhere in South-Africa to do so.

How does SuidKaapSolar compare to other solar solutions?

To answer the question one needs to understand the different systems on the market. There are two different approaches in utilizing solar energy to heat water:

  • Photothermal heating where the heat of the sun is used to heat the water and this can be done directly or indirectly, where another liquid that serves as a heat conveyor is used.
  • Through the use of Photovoltaic cells, commonly known as solar panels, to generate electricity that heats an element as is used in a conventional geyser.

It is well known that thermal heating is more efficient in terms of utilizing sunlight per square meter. This method has however certain practical drawbacks in terms of:

  • Weight of system on roof.
  • More parts that require maintenance in terms of pumps, pipes, valves etc.
  • Heat losses through conveying of water.
  • Limited lifetime expectancy.
  • Cost disadvantage.

To evaluate between different PV systems on the market, it is important to compare the wattage output and water volume capacity, as well as quality of components. It is also important to note that it requires more than 1500watt to heat 150 litre water to 55º Centigrade in the 6 hour efficient sunlight per day.

Can hail damage the solar panels?

Yes, hail can damage solar panels if it is large enough. Solar panels are built to withstand golf ball size particles travelling at 100 km/h. It is also important to ensure panels are included in the building insurance policies.

The light at the end of the tunnel.

  • can develop and install the whole spectrum of installations, from small to large systems in order to match the customer’s requirements.

  • Talk to one of the technical advisors that can assist you to create a system that serves your needs.

  • The service area of is currently only Hessequa Municipality and the nearby surrounding areas.

  • It can be arranged to measure the actual consumption profile, thereby ensuring that the system fitting the situation best, is recommended.

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Our mission is to be the leading solar panel installer in the Southern Cape by delivering the best quality service to our customer at an affordable rate.

Rudolph Blignaut and his son Heinrich Blignaut founded SuidKaapSolar, a family-run business with more than four decades of experience in the electronic development industry.

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